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Is Cold Weather Causing Problems for Bengals yet Again?

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Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Twice in the past two years prior to playoff games against the Houston Texans, quarterback Andy Dalton missed practices due to flu-like symptoms. Is it a coincidence that he performed poorly in both of those playoff losses?

"“The one good thing about playing at Houston is that it will be indoors, and not where we have to worry about the weather and all of that,” Dalton said prior to last year’s playoff loss. “I think it’s good for us to go over to UC and get these practices in and practice in a similar atmosphere to what game conditions will be like.”"

The team did use the UC Bearcats’ practice bubble today. Being the northern-most NFL city without an indoor practice facility, the Bengals reached an agreement with the Bearcats in 2011 to practice inside the bubble during days with bad weather.

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